Tag: blogosphere

9/11 – My Beginning

I’ve spent most of today reading and reflecting on my education over the last decade. I don’t remember the first time I heard the word Al Qaeda. I don’t remember the first time I ever heard the name Osama bin Laden. I do remember where I was on September 11, 2001. I had been up most of the night taking care of trauma patients and I was sleeping in the morning. The phone rang and it was my mother-in-law. She is and was the Sentinel. She was always scanning the news. She called to tell us to turn on the TV.

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Grab Bag – Tuesday Evening

I don’t know how other bloggers like Steve or Markos come up with their ideas of what to talk about. I don’t know if they sit down in front of the computer, like I do, and scan multiple news sites before they find something that clicks. Sometimes, I can spend more than an hour just looking for the right thing to write about. Anyway, I threw a few ideas together in tonight’s grab bag. I’m not sure what went wrong when Israel decided to stop a flotilla in international waters. The flotilla was heading for Gaza. They suspected weapons or terrorists

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Think Progress needs our help

As I look out over the progressive blogosphere, there are only a handful of major blogs that really inform us of what’s going on. The Daily Kos, Crooks & Liars, Talking Points Memo, the Huffington Post, FireDogLake and Think Progress are the mainstays of my progressive diet. I’m going to try to do everything that I can to keep these blogs going. I have thrown in my 2 cents. I would encourage you to do the same. Earlier this week, we asked you to consider donating to ThinkProgress. Hundreds of you responded to our request — thank you so much for your support! If

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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